The student of clinical neurology should welcome the 13th edition of this concise but comprehensive volume. It remains compact enough to be defined as a "handbook" with the primary emphasis on enuroanatomy and clinical neurology. The text has been improved by the addition of a chapter entitled "Ophthalmologic Tests," several new and improved illustrations, and a number of helpful tables of well-summarized data.
The portion of the book dealing with basic neuroanatomy remains adequately detailed, although it is unfortunate that the Paris Nomina Anatomica is not used consistently. The newer concepts of synaptic transmission, an improved paragraph on spinal reflexes, and the new pharmacologic aspects of the autonomic nervous system have considerably improved the neurophysiologic presentation.
The greatest changes reflect the considerable accumulation of clinical data in the three years since the last edition appeared. The chapters on electroencephalogram and electromyogram have been modified and expanded, and the discussions of